Tag: Powerscourt Theatre

Review: The Wickedness of Oz

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Debbie is 21. She’s a true blue Dub with a half-hearted degree in hospitality, whatever that is. At Liberty Travel she arranges holidays to Shagaluf as well as more exotic places, though her increasing hangovers make the day’s work all the more difficult. Aaron, her boyfriend, may have done something stupid…

Review: The Humours of Bandon

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. A Dublin teenager, Annie, and her country mother prepare for the All Ireland Championship in competitive Irish Dancing. The hair is done, the shoes are polished, the velvet dress is ready. Everything is to play for at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght and tensions are high when a new face…

Review: It’s A Wonderful Bleedin’ Life

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. In this re-telling of a classic Christmas tale the action is transposed from 1940s America to Howth Summit on Christmas Eve in contemporary Dublin.  The gist of the story remains the same: it is Christmas Eve and a man, down on his luck, contemplates taking his own life, only to be…

Review: Arsehammers & Bonfire Night

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Arsehammers & Bonfire Night are two short comedy plays written by Claire Dowie under the direction of John Sheehy. The first of these two plays, and the shorter of the two, is told from a child’s perspective and deals with a boy’s understanding of his grandfather’s progressive dementia.  In what is…

Review: Just Here

This review was originally written for The Public Reviews.  Award winning playwright and screenwriter Eugene O’ Brien’s latest offering comes in the form of a one man piece, Just Here. This brief tale takes places in the small apartment of a loner named John in the Baggot Street area of Dublin. John (Daniel Reardon) lives alone and likes it that…